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In an earlier post I cited Hebrews 12:1-2 as it served to remind me to keep pushing forward in spite of setbacks, and that we should do; but in no way will I allow myself to be fooled into thinking a quick trip to CVS or Walgreens for a social ills pill will quickly turn things around for the better. The problems plaguing the world didn’t happen overnight nor will they be gone tomorrow, and we will not find the road to recovery being a fast drive down a smoothly paved expressway. So long as evil exists, progress will be met with delay, the highway to peace will always be under construction and you can bet when things start to go smoothly, someone will pee in the pool.

I don’t want to be labeled a prophet of doom, but I am a biblical Realist, and what I find pressed between the pages of sacred writ are warnings of a world that will continue down an ever-darkening path; a people moving further and further away from God until one day the sky is set ablaze with the glorious light of Jesus’ return; Then and only then will all things be made right. Having said that I must also say this: As Believer’s, we don’t want to super glue ourselves to the bleachers doing nothing but shaking our heads in disbelief waiting for the rapture. We want to be, need to be, must be, out front leading the charge; at work and at play, putting on a Christlikeness exhibition for a wanting world to see there is a better way. “Most important”, 1 Peter 4:8 tells us, “continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins” (NLT).

Albert Schweitzer once said, “Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.” I agree – do you?